- Last updated:
- 23 Oct 2022
Council will investigate reports of abandoned vehicles and goods by making reasonable enquiries. Council may check:
- the vehicle and goods condition
- location of vehicles and goods
- potential ownership
- any registration.
Goods may include camping gear, tent, furniture or a vessel.
Council will try to find the vehicle or goods owner and have them remove it from council land. If we can't locate the owner, a notice will be placed on the vehicle or goods advising that it will be removed by a certain date. We may tow a vehicle immediately if it is a danger to public safety.
If an abandoned vehicle or good is not removed by the date on the notice, council will impound the vehicle or good.
If the vehicle or goods are not claimed within one month of being impounded, we will advertise it for 14 days. It will then be disposed of by public auction. Council may dispose of vehicles or goods of no value (e.g. damaged, missing parts or not roadworthy) without going to auction.
Unregistered vehicles not stored on private property are considered abandoned.
Reporting an abandoned vehicle
If you spot an abandoned vehicle, you can email Customer Service. Please include:
- vehicle description including colour, make, model and registration number (where possible)
- specific location to help locate the vehicle.
Note: abandoned vehicles on main or State controlled roads are managed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Refer to the list of State controlled roads in the Sunshine Coast region (PDF, 188KB).
Impounded vehicles or goods
Owners who would like to collect impounded vehicles or goods must:
- do so within one month of impounding
- complete the release of vehicle form (DOCX, 217KB) (as required under state government laws)
- send proof of ownership and photo identification (drivers licence, 18+ card or passport) which has been verified by a Justice of the Peace via email. Or you can bring proof of ownership and photo identification to a council customer service centre.
On receipt of proof of ownership and photo identification council will contact you to pay the release fees and any other applicable charges. You will also need to provide release paperwork so that you can collect your vehicle or goods. This must be shown time of collection.
The vehicle must be removed immediately upon receipt of the release paperwork.. Failure to collect the vehicle from the impound yard, may result in additional storage costs being charged by the towing company, in line with their terms and conditions or alternatively, they may disposed of or auction the vehicle.
Once council's impound and release fees have been paid, council does not have any further involvement in the matter.
|Date impounded||Make, Model & Colour||Registration||Location when impounded||Reference number||Status|
|03/05/2022||MG||635DY5||127-145 Ballinger Road, BUDERIM||IV2200384|
|15/06/2022||Toyota Corolla, Blue/Grey||026IBX||48 Millwell Road, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2200501|
|14/07/2022||Holden Rodeo, White||124JNN||Sunrise Drive, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2200559|
|29/07/2022||Subaru Impreza, White||14 Rigby Street, NAMBOUR||IV2200653|
|10/08/2022||Mitsubishi Magna, Silver||890JIR||53 Adelaide Circuit BARINGA
|16/08/2022||Toyota Corolla, Black||469JZA||9/102 Pacific Boulevard BUDDINA
|18/08/2022||Volkswagen, Grey||368GZM||1 Enterprise Street, KUNDA PARK||IV2200727|
|21/08/2022||Mazda, Red||2 Fifth Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2200752|
|30/08/2022||Nissan Pulsar, White||913VBE||20 Bluegum Street, LANDSBOROUGH
|05/09/2022||Ford Falcon, White||176ED5||Sportsground, 63 Jubilee Drive PALMWOODS
|07/09/2022||Hyundai Getz, Green||998BA4||1 Rinca Place, PARREARRA
|07/09/2022||Unknown make, Silver||Perina Park, Perina Street, WARANA
|08/09/2022||Mitsubishi Express, White||372HRV||48 King Street, KINGS BEACH
|09/09/2022||Mitsubishi Outlander, Silver||406WKK||6 Davies Street, BARINGA
|13/09/2022||Holden Commodore, White||10 Paul Crescent, NIRIMBA
|15/09/2022||Holden, Silver||8 Norval Court, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2200831|
|19/09/2022||Ford Falcon, Black||43 Columbia Street, SIPPY DOWNS
|21/09/2022||Ford Territory, Black||580XTJ||7/99 Lowanna Drive, BUDDINA||IV2200837|
|30/09/2022||Mitsubishi Lancer, Silver||261YPV||146 Mark Road East, CALOUNDRA WEST||IV2200857|
|30/09/2022||Holden Barina, Black||2/39 Anzac Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2200866|
|30/09/2022||Ford Futura, Silver||Hobs Road, BUDERIM||IV2200892|
|05/10/2022||Trailer no specific model, silver||FD8850||32 Bribie Place, MOUNTAIN CREEK
||906BX4||Kolora Park Bushland Conservation Reserve, 284-304 Woombye-Palmwoods Road PALMWOODS
|12/10/2022||Nissan Navara, Black||511BC9||Cricket Club, 4 Cover Drive, BUDERIM
|12/10/2022||MG||Partial Rego: XXXZRS||Child Care Beerwah, 1 Caralan Way, BEERWAH
|12/10/2022||Unknown Make, Grey||Noosa National Park, Sunshine Motorway, WEYBA DOWNS
|20/10/2022||Ford Falcon, Gold||Park Westaway Parade, CURRIMUNDI
|26/10/2022||Mitsubishi Pajero, Blue/Green||736WON||15 School Road BLI BLI
|04/11/2022||Ford Laser, White||99 Cooroora St BATTERY HILL
|04/11/2022||Ford Fiesta, Silver||236JRT||30 Coes Creek Road, BURNSIDE||IV2201021|
|15/11/2022||BMW, Blue||417BG7||12/2 Mantra Esplanade, BIRTINYA||IV2201092|
|16/11/2022||Mercedes, Blue||535YMI||2 Kiamba Road, KIAMBA||IV2201137|
|16/11/2022||Ford Falcon, Blue||533BC9||2 Explorer Street, SIPPY DOWNS||IV2201028|
|16/11/2022||Volvo, Black||319EU5||4 Ridgewood Road, LITTLE MOUNTAIN||IV2201027|
|17/11/2022||Trailer - no specific make, Black||Noel Burns Park, Mulloka Esplanade WURTULLA||IV2201051|
|17/11/2022||Hyundai Getz, Red||19 Archibald Crescent, NIRIMBA||IV2201130|
|17/11/2022||Toyota Corolla, White||664IIH||Open space 3–4 Water Lily Way, MOUNTAIN CREEK||IV2201040|
|21/11/2022||Trailer - no specific make, Blue||33 Archibald Crescent, NIRIMBA||IV2201075|
|22/11/2022||Unknown make, Blue/White||FD8926||101 Pavilion Drive, PEREGIAN SPRINGS||IV2201082|
|28/11/2022||Toyota Hiace, White||38 Advance Road, KULUIN||IV2201102|
|29/11/2022||Nissan Maxima, Gold||654JIT||42-46 Sixth Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2201123|
|29/11/2022||Suzuki, Red||19 Amity Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2201111|
|29/11/2022||Boat and boat trailer||EO8275||12 Picnic Point Esplanade, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2201090|
|29/11/2022||Boat trailer||12 Picnic Point Esplanade, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2201091|
|02/12/2022||Mazda 626, White||347DG8||46 Coronation Ave, GOLDEN BEACH||IV2201115|
|06/12/2022||Daihatsu, White||426EI5||29 Columbia Street, SIPPY DOWNS||IV2201132|
|07/12/2022||Holden Astra, Blue||WYY969||12 Pangarinda Place, MOOLOOLABA||IV2201138|
|Date impounded||Item description||Address impounded||Reference number||Status|
|01/10/2021||A frame||Cnr Rooke St and Elisabeth St Dicky Beach||IMP21/0045|
|03/11/2021||Marquees, clothing & suitcase||Quota Park Nambour||IMP21/0059|
|15/11/2021||Corflute sign - Driveu.vip. Muay Thai. Cash for bottles. Artists Markets and fairs. Comedy festival. Ex ice addict. Compost worms. Good place. My deck. Gold class blinds. Coast to coast bores. Beachtree distillery||Nicklin Way Currimundi to Buddina
|17/11/2021||Corflute Signs - Nurcha. Nightquarter. Artists market. Swing patrol. Mega fair. Concertos warehouse. Lime window. Millwell Rd community centre||Kawana Way Birtinya||VARIOUS|
|02/12/2021||Corflute signage - Brazilian Style Cafe, Jetski Hire, Good Slice Pizza, Drive U, Lift Strength and Conditioning, The Lane, Gold Class Blinds, Beach Rd Coffee Co, Wax Espresso||Aerodrome Rd||IMP21/0042|
|06/01/2022||Mannequin and signage||Lions Park Ormonde Tce Kings Beach||IMP22/0001|
|15/02/2022||Infamous circus signage x 12||Nicklin Way||IMP22/0027|
|08/03/2022||Camping gear, bedding||Norrie Park, Coolum Beach||IMP22/0029|
|28/09/2022||Bundle of steel rods
|28/09/2022||Steel tinnie||Esplanade Golden Beach Keith Hill Park
|01/12/2022||Round trampoline||14 Peacock Crescent, Bokarina||IMP22/0059|
Sunshine Coast Council run regular auctions for all abandoned vehicles and unclaimed impounded items.
The next auction date will be available soon.
Terms and conditions
- Full payment is required on the day of the auction (EFTPOS accepted).
- Items are sold 'as is'.
- Council reserves the right to withdraw any vehicle advertised before the auction.